To the Moon!


Patriarch Kirill Interested in Space Travel – Roscosmos Chief

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has stated his interest in going to space, said Anatoly Perminov, head of Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Interfax-Religion reports.

“The Patriarch would like to go to space if there is an opportunity. It turned out that he once carried out 19 training flights on a MiG [jet], performing various aerobatic stunts,” Perminov said on Wednesday at a tea party with astronauts who will head to the International Space Station in December.

The Patriarch said the Orthodox Church approves of all current space operations and displayed keen interest in space simulators at the training center in Star City, according to Perminov.

Russkiy Mir Foundation Information Service

4 thoughts on “To the Moon!

  1. Patriarch Kirill should leave space travel to the astronauts, and concentrate his efforts on the many serious issues confronting the Russian Orthodox Church today.
    These issues include the Kiev Patriarchate of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Patriarch Kirill’s attempt to have it become a part of the Moscow Patriarchate; the current attempt of Muslims to build a mosque in the center of Moscow, which is opposed by many Russian Orthodox Christians; a desperate need to build over 1,000 additional Russian Orthodox Churches in Moscow because of the huge ratio between the number of Moscow Orthodox Christians and the number of Orthodox Churches.

    These are just a few of the many serious situations confronting Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Church today.

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